Chart Position: 1

  • #17 bestseller for 1970
  • Written by Neil Diamond
  • Guitar: Al Casey
  • Keyboards: Larry Knechtel
  • Backing vocals: Clydie King
  • Produced by Tom Catalano and Neil Diamond
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • The song is about cheap wine drunk by Native Americans in Canada
  • ‘Rosie’ is a misspelling of Rose
  • Later recorded by Top of the Pops (1970), Alan Caddy Orchestra & Singers (1970), Lawrence Welk (1970), Springbok (1970), Max Romeo (1970), Billy Vaughn (1970), Bert Kaempfert & Orchstra (1970), Four Kinsmen (1972), Hugo Montenegro (1973), Johnny Mann Singers (1973), Frankie Brent (1973), Paul Kuhn (1974),Kings Road (1974), Stars on 45 (1981), Billy Joe Royal (1983), Die Kavalier (1983), Session Men (1985), Frank Ferrari (1990), Spectrum (1994), Moonshine Mountain Boys (2005), Jimmy Buckley (2006), Avid All Stars (2008), Tribute Co. (2010), Deja Vu (2011), Sam Kane (2012), Eddy McManus (2018) and many others

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